This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Gudauri.
Gudauri, Georgia, is a small town on the Georgian Military Highway and is a first-class destination for winter sports and summer activities in nature. The Caucasus Mountains offer a great scenery for practicing winter sports at a low price. The season at the Gudauri ski resorts lasts from December until early April. The ski rental fees and tickets are a bargain compared to Europe, and with an increasing amount of budget airlines flying to Georgia, Gudauri has become one of best deals and destinations for winter sports. Just like Georgia in general, the tourism industry is rapidly developing.
It may be the winter sports that gave Gudauri, Georgia, the biggest fame, but in summer it is a great destination for other adventures. Paragliding from the mountains, rock climbing (or ice climbing in winter), and rafting on the river are some of the adventures to experience in Gudauri. The amazing scenery of the Caucasus Mountains are also perfect for short hikes or trekking for several days.
Most accommodations in Gudauri are apartments, but you can also find a hostel in Gudauri, Georgia. Hostels are the cheapest option for solo travelers here, but apartments may be cheaper per person if you are traveling with a group. However, in private apartments you obviously do not meet fellow travelers like you can in hostels in Gudauri, Georgia.
Gudauri, Georgia is not a destination that is about the town itself, but rather about the region and its natural beauty where Gudauri is located. So for the activities that you are planning to do, it is not necessary to stay in Gudauri. If you are not satisfied with the options for a hostel in Gudauri, Georgia, you can also look for hostels in other towns on the Georgian Military Highway, such as Stepantsminda, formerly known as Kazbegi.
Written by local enthusiast for Gudauri hostelsMartin Straatman